YOUNG and junior Lord Mayors
will be officially sworn in at Liverpool Town Hall next week.
"One of the main things I am looking forward to during my term as Lord Mayor
is the opportunity to meet as many ordinary, hardworking citizens of the city that time will allow.
"Indeed, in a couple of cases the then Lord Mayor
had not been invited to an event which we would have thought it very appropriate for the Lord Mayor
to be in attendance."
This year's deputy Lord Mayor
, Liberal Democrat Cllr Paul Clark, will succeed party colleague Cllr Joan Lang as lord mayor
at the annual meeting.
He said: "It is tradition that each incoming Lord Mayor
is afforded the courtesy of a welcome dinner to begin their term as Liverpool's first citizen.
There was a delay of several minutes before the Lord Mayor
was able to inform the chamber how the motion would proceed.
Azim has been approached for reaction to the criticism but has not commented.
Councillor Nick Forbes, Newcastle City Council leader, said: "Mike was a real gentleman who cared deeply about our great city and served with distinction as Lord Mayor
and as a cabinet member.
The Lord Mayor
quickly responded: "I'm not going because you haven't invited me."
The residents of Coventry will have seen PS119 million in Coventry City Council cuts between 2010 and 2020, but the Lord Mayor
's taxpayerfunded budget has remained untouched at PS65,596-a-year.
welcomed the High Commissioner's visit to Wales and highlighted the multi ethnic character of Cardiff which included a strong community presence of British Pakistanis in the city of Cardiff and its vicinity.